ATB’s Best Games Ever: Honorable Mention


Not all video games can make it in a crowded marketplace. Some of them are flawed from the start, whether it’s because of limited budgets, poor programming, no advertising campaign, or awful gameplay. Others are cult classics, but they never reach mainstream status. Still others have a ton of money poured into them and end up flopping anyway.

The games below are not that bad, but they didn’t make the cut for top 100. (Hell, I’d argue there are a few here that should have, but that’s not the way the vote played out.) There’s certainly an eclectic blend of titles here. In any case, either they didn’t receive enough points to make it, or they were mentioned at the bottom of someone’s list and received zero points. Hey, at least they were mentioned!

Remember, the top 100 starts tomorrow, and then a game-by-game look at our official Top 25 begins on Sunday, Jan. 6.

Honorable Mention

  • Star Wars Galaxies
  • Harvest Moon
  • Guitar Hero
  • Golden Sun 2
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Rock Band
  • NBA Jam
  • League of Legends
  • Super Dodgeball
  • Mega Man 2
  • Battletanx: Global Assault
  • Wolfenstein: 3D
  • Asheron’s Call
  • Valkyria Chronicles



4 thoughts on “ATB’s Best Games Ever: Honorable Mention

  1. While I was making my list, I was surprised to find that Asheron’s Call, the first MMORPG I ever played, is still running, while several newer, shinier MMORPGs, that are even based on a beloved stories, have failed (Star Wars Galaxies).

    1. I had kind of a similar thought — Ragnarok Online was the first MMO I played, and it’s still around, but something as loved as City of Heroes has been wiped away. It’s strange. I guess with higher budgets comes much higher expectations.

  2. There’s this new system out right now. It’s called the PlayStation 3. You guys should look into it.

    Seriously; not a single Uncharted or InFamous game?

    1. InFAMOUS: No chance. A decent game, but not an all-time great. Uncharted 2 should have made the list, but not enough people on the panel had played any of the series.

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